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Alison Allison
Music - Pop, Rock
Originally from England now residing in Los Angeles, Alison and guitarist Paul Fantini have created an original set of radio-ready power-pop. Alison has been singing since she was a child and is influenced by many different artists including the great Billie Holiday, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, although her own set tend to be more upbeat. Her lyrics reflect different situations in her life and have proved more than once to be very therapeutic. Paul has been playing guitar since his early teens and sites guitar greats Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson and Andy Summers as his influences. Paul's roots are rock-based and this change in style has proved to be both challenging and gratifying. The talents of local musician/actor William on bass, and accomplished drummer R. J. complete the ensemble and add their own unique twist to the mix. "Think of Alison Allison as an English Jewel with her own uniquely positive perspective on life & all its daily doings. Not too sugary or too full or angst, her lyrics are honest & fresh & her sound is a breathy ethereal folk-pop. Accompanying AA is a stellar guitar player who gives just the right amount of sparkle, sparkle to the singers down-to-earth melodies" - Alison Allison was the Featured Artist on www.riffage.com, July 1999. "Alison herself shows a lot of professionalism. The song arrangements are VERY nicely done" ~ Ken Sheldon, The Guitar Forum - Harmony Central "Your songs are beautifully complex & the lyrics connect to my own experiences and feelings. The variety of styles you use keeps me coming back to hear them again & again.  Very fresh." - Tom Powers, PA Alison Allison's CD's can be purchased directly from http://www.mp3.com/alisonallison
Alison Allison - Round The Bend Alison's web site
I'll Be There 

email: AlisonAllison@Yahoo.com

Robin Greenspan
Music - Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative
“Her lovely, dense writing and powerful presence are really quite extraordinary. . . a killer singer/songwriter.” (Nitelife Magazine, September, 1999) Once the lead singer/songwriter of her own band, Robin Greenspan has definitively distinguished herself, not only as a solo performer who can hold her own, but as an artistic force to be reckoned with. Her music has been described by critics as “poetic,” “provocative” and "infectious” with vocals like "a hybrid of a more classically trained Tori Amos and Natalie Merchant." “What I wanted to do with this album was to tell the truth about real life the way I see it, through tangible images and experiences, rather than recycled cliches. I believe if you tell the truth in art and everything else, people will recognize themselves and be liberated by it.” Search through Robin Greenspan’s, Gardener of Eden" and you’ll probably catch a glimpse of yourself.  Robin takes on every topic with intelligence, detail and wit, from original sin on the title track, “Gardener Of Eden” to an exploration of the mind of Janis Joplin on the haunting ballad,  “Comfort”.  The wit should come as no surprise.  Robin has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Out There In Hollywood”, Showtime’s “In Through the Out Door” and performed her one woman show “Kickin’ Hard” to sold out houses at The HBO Workspace in Los Angeles.  This girl’s like a one-woman yellow pages.  If it’s out there, it’s in here – and it’s never sounded like this before. "Gardener of Eden" is available on CD and cassette through Amazon.com, CDNOW and other music retailers.
Robin Greenspan - Gardener Of Eden Robin's web site
Lay It On The Line 

email: BumRecords@aol.com

Stacey Board
Music - Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative
With three CDs under her belt, Stacey Board has been critically acclaimed by reviewers and adored by fans coast-to-coast. In 2001 she was voted "Best Folk/Acoustic" in the Salt Lake City Weekly's Reader's Poll and shared the stage with Jonathan Brooke, John Gorka and Don Conoscenti.  In performance, she pilots the audience on a journey of her emotion. Their bodies are set into motion by her rhythms, their spirits carried high and low by the range of her voice. They are -- in a word -- moved. Stacey was born and raised in the South, and began teaching herself guitar and writing music at the age of 13. At 16, she got a shot at public exposure when a Pensacola radio station let her perform on the air. Soon she was singing lead for area cover bands, regarded for her vocal abilities. After making her move to Athens, Georgia, Stacey became a composer in her own right, working with bands that were happy to play her melodic, meaningful songs. At 21, a new marriage slowly pulled her away from a life of performing. The songs kept coming -- scribbled on scraps of paper, played for friends, then put away on the shelf. Divorce sent her reeling, then falling in love with hang gliding sent her soaring. In flight her body could experience the freedom and mobility her voice had known all these years. It was her love of hang gliding that brought her to California. The hype of L.A. wearing thin, and her mortality touched by a close friend's death, Stacey yearned to find a place where she could afford to make music her focus, integrate it into her life, and delve more deeply into the creative process. Considering Utah , she sent a CD to Salt Lake City radio station KRCL, which immediately put it into rotation -- within two months she made the move.  In 1998 she was awarded 2nd prize in the KRCL Singer/Songwriter Contest and in 2000 was a finalist at the Sierra Songwriters Competition. In 1998 Stacey released her first CD, simple thing, from the L.A. recording sessions. The disc was given four stars by Bill Frost of the Salt Lake City Weekly, who praised it as "an 11-song emotional freefall that's as beautiful as it is wrenching." In 1999, her second CD, Not Love Art, followed to similar success. In December 2001 she released her third CD "Drive" with a full band.  She really stretches on Drive as a songwriter and as a producer of a fuller lusher sound. Stacey Board's performance, both on stage and on disc, gives us that chance. Her poetic lyrics, clever chord progressions and soulful vocals are unique in this world, and shouldn't be missed.
Stacey Board - Drive Stacey's web site
Unravelling 

email: stacey@staceyboard.com

Norine Braun and The Mood Swings
Music - Blues, Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative
 Norine Braun has been writing songs and lyrics for over a decade. Her repertoire ranges from ethereal, reflective mood music to up-tempo, hard-edged rock and blues that test the limit of popular music. She is inspired by the struggle to find meaning in the human experience. Her lyrics, although provocative, do not lose touch with her whimsical nature. Norine brings a passion to her strong vocal presence and was the recipient of the New Talent Demo Award (1993) by FACTOR in Canada. Norine independently released her first CD, "Modern Anguish," in the autumn of 1996. "Miles To Go," her second original collection, contains both sophisticated and simple pining, exploring the darker undercurrents of her psyche. Her CD was released independently on February 12th, '99 and is available at HMV, A&B, Sam's, Chapters and     Zulu in the indie section. Both CD's have been A James Bowers Production. Currently, Norine is playing local venues in the lower mainland with her newly formed, "Norine Braun and The Mood Swings." They have played at Cafe Deux Soleil, El Cocal and are regulars at Myles Of Beans Coffeehouse, featuring songs from both her CD's. Norine also gives solo performances as a singer/songwriter at open mic's such as the
Regal Beagle and appeared on Just Singing Round at the Anza Club She has also performed several of her songs along with the Mood Swings on the VTV Breakfast Show. Her songs Dancing Sea and Miles To Go are currently featured on the TV show Wings over Canada.
Norine Braun - Miles To Go Norine's web site
Goodbye, Caramel 

email: norinebraun@idig.net

Sara K
Music - Jazz, Blues, Folk
"Gypsy Alley", the first album , launched me out into other worlds. The material on this album is probably my most innocent, maybe entirely vulnerable ....southwest dust and romance. Took ten years to write...lotta couches and roadtrips in the middle of the night. Stormy Monday in the key of  "A", please.   Feel like blowin' it out tonight. Then we're goin' to the edge of town. And I'm gonna hole up in a cinder-block hotel in El Paso and write this thing down. "Closer Than They Appear", the next attempt at putting me out in the world. A new label, New York City, everything looks so tall....and big .... yeah, I can do this.  I'm inspired!  I'm out of my league. Jazzbos everywhere. There's steam comin' up out of the sidewalks .... people walkin' all over the place ....and Howard Johnson's is uptown. I'm still hiding behind what they're sayin' I'm gonna be....  "Play on Words" ...the ocean makes me dizzy and spellbound.  I'm definitely drawn to places where no one cares what time it is.  I wanted to stay by the water.  Lots of man-o-wars that time of year. Fell in love and wrote an album.  Then went back to the mountain.  History repeated itself...."Tell Me I'm not Dreamin".... you dream real heavy when you haven't slept in a while. Woke up in a second wind, back in New Mexico.   Startin' over in a small town where I know them and they know me but we try not to know too much about the other guys. Got angry and lost once or twice, but stayed up long enough to get it down while it was happenin'. Every time I'd go to look for a house, the ad would say "big yard, no pets" and every night I'd go to sleep wishin' I could smell the jasmine.  Anyway, we made it. Me, Seana and Bebe-dog...."Hobo" was fun . Brickhouse was fun. Shooting the inside and outside shots was fun, but the old gas station's gone now.  Duran, N.M. is now housing a gas and water utilities meter office where the meat market used to be. The train still goes by and sometimes it stops at the market in Encino if  the night runs are slow. I don't want to live in a world without trains. Or little towns. Or huge ranchlands that nobody can mess with.   When you can still hear things callin' you. And lay down on the ground...."No Cover" ....The sweat elements are there. The only thing that might be missing is the bar. But most of the time you can't hear it in a bar. And I'd rather be naked than be judged for what I'm wearing. "Play some daince music!  Play sumthin' ya' know!" But, when someone who gets it or a hungry player shows up, or a real buddy .... then you don't have to be excused now.   We just got up from the table as soon as we were done eating. All jaded and simplified and wonderin' about something else.
Sara K - No Cover Sara's web site
I Couldn't Change Your Mind 

email: sarak@cybermesa.com

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